Call for Story Tips on Student Summer Internships


Diederichsen copyWith finals week nearly over, many of our students are poised to begin summer internships and experiences next week. The Southeast News Bureau is seeking tips on interesting feature stories about fascinating, competitive, unusual or high-tech internships or experiences Southeast students will be engaged in over the summer.

Their stories will be featured on the University website, in social media and in regional media outlets throughout the summer months.

Last summer’s stories included students interning at Capital One, Nestle Purina, Auto Zone, the Nashville Zoo, the World Bird Sanctuary and the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, and with the National Science Foundation, the City of Joplin and the Frisco RoughRiders.

Do you know of students who are interning abroad this summer? Do you know students who are interning in Washington, D.C.? Do you know of students engaged in scientific or agricultural research? Are you aware of any students interning for major corporations in cybersecurity, finance, marketing, accounting, management, etc.? Do we have students exploring entrepreneurial ventures? Do we have students completing dietetic internships or students interning in health care settings or in sporting venues? Are there any Southeast students interning for theatre companies, in manufacturing related areas or in historic preservation settings? Are there student teachers who have recently completed their semester’s work in area schools who we might highlight?

These are the types of stories in which the News Bureau is interested, although we are open to any other ideas you might be able to offer. If you are aware of any students in your college or department who you would like to see featured, please email their names, contact information (email address and cell number) and background about their upcoming experience to Ann Hayes at